Please Help Us Welcome New Team Members!
We are happy to announce the addition of several talented new team members (left to right): Lester T. Rockwell (Registered Dental Hygienist), Rebekah Kelleher (Dental Assistant), Dr. Houman Chegini, Margaret Strada (Business Assistant).
A word from Dr. John C. Cranham and his staff:
We are committed to providing you with the highest level of patient care available. We accomplish this through our knowledge and capabilities, which are both exceptional. Our entire team sincerely enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them achieve and maintain the smile they have always dreamed of having.
We look forward to meeting you and spoiling you with our exceptional treatment. You deserve it!
Sarah Alexander – Office Manager
Sarah graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Va. In 1998, she received her certificate in dental assisting from Old Dominion University. Sarah assisted chair side for many years but found true fulfillment working in the administrative aspect of the dental field. She became part of our team in 2008. Her clinical background enhances her ability to care for our patient’s needs and all facets of clinical and financial management. Aside from dentistry, she enjoys the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Sarah resides in Chesapeake with her husband and three daughters.
Kelly N. Brown – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly graduated from Lakeland High School in Suffolk, VA. While in high school, she began working as a dental assistant. She obtained her associates degree in science from Tidewater Community College, then graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene. Before joining our team in 2004, Kelly worked as an oral surgical assistant in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake and as a hygienist in a private practice in Virginia Beach. Her post graduate training includes the Coaching Program’s Breakthrough Seminar, the Dale Carnegie Program, The Dawson Academy’s Seminar II and the Hygienist’s Role in Supporting Complete Dentistry. Her true passion is helping patients obtain a healthy smile.
Kelly resides in Suffolk. Aside from dentistry, she loves being a mommy to Weston, her one year old son and to Diggy, her long haired miniature Dachshund.
Kristen Cox – Certified Dental Assistant / Dental Technician
Kristen graduated from Ocean Lakes High school in Virginia Beach, VA in 2001. She began her dental assisting career in 2006 working in a general dentistry practice she then furthered her career by moving to a specialty practice. In 2007 she joined an Endodontic practice in Virginia Beach. In 2011, she joined our practice as a chair side assistant. Since being with us, she has attended many seminars/courses to further her dental knowledge. Kristen lives in Virginia Beach with her family and miniature Pinscher, Chico. Aside from dentistry; Kristen enjoys the beach, spending time with family and friends, and working out at the gym.
Margaret Strada – Business Assistant
Margaret graduated from Seton High School in Manassas, VA. She attended NOVA Community College and Virginia Tech where she studied Classical Vocal Performance. While at school she met an old middle school friend, started dating, and two years later got engaged (while skydiving). She just got married in April of this year and is brand new to the Hampton Roads area. Margaret loves working at Dr. Cranham’s office and is excited to be a part of his team. In her free time, Margaret enjoys going to the gym with her husband, singing, and painting.
Brandi Noffsinger – Dental Assistant
Brandi graduated from Churchland High School in Portsmouth. She joined the practice in 1994. After eight years, she left the practice to be a stay at home Mom to her two sons. Now; 13 years later she has rejoined the practice and is one of Dr. Cranham’s assistants. She loves feeling at home again with the office and enjoys the interaction with each of her patients. On her spare time at home, Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and curling up with a good book.
Lester T. Rockwell – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lester graduated from Southwestern Academy High School in Flint, MI. In 2008, he received his Dental Hygiene degree at Pensacola State College where he graduated cum laude. In 2013, he received his bachelor’s degree in Heath Care Management. Before joining our team in 2015, Lester was an active duty enlisted sailor in the U.S. Navy for 14 years. While on duty, Lester completed three dental humanitarian missions and six combat deployments. Dedication to his family, his career and his country has always been his passion. Lester’s main goal in life is to help as many people as he can and to make a significant difference in the world.
Rebekah Kelleher – Dental Assistant
Rebekah graduated from Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. She joined our office in June 2015 after receiving her dental assisting certificate from Dental Careers Foundation. Her true passion is working with patients to educate them on their dental needs alongside Dr. Chegini. Rebekah moved to Virginia Beach from Baltimore and enjoys ballroom dancing, hiking and spending her down time at the beach.